Dutch Defence (#1):
Example of a Checkmate Opening win for White's Army

Checkmate in the Opening
White Wins in 7 Moves
[Dutch Defence (#1)]

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Dutch Defence
1. d4 f5

Checkmate Sequence
1. d4 f5 2. h3 Nf6 3. g4 fxg4 4. hxg4 Nxg4 5. Qd3 Nf6 6. Rxh7 Rxh7 7. Qg6#

Black's Game-Losing Mistakes

Black's game-losing mistakes appear to be ...

  • 3...fxg4, enables White's h-Pawn to not only return the balance of material (4. hxg4), but this same move clears the way for White's Rh1, which then sits on a Half-Open h-file. Later on, this very Rook becomes a sacrifice to "remove the guard" (Black's h-Pawn), for the benefit of White's Queen to win the game.

  • 5...Nf6, too many moves of the same Knight violates one of the core principles of development: "A piece should only be moved ONCE, in the Opening!".

    This all stemmed from 3...fxg4, after which Black seemed to feel compelled to move the KN (King Knight) a second time, to capture White's Pawn (4...Nxg4). Now, Black appears to have only moved his KN, but lost a Pawn, while White has developed his Queen, which is also efficiently coordinated with Rh1.

    From this point on, Black's game appears irretrievable - the Rook Sacrifice certainly sees to that (6. Rxh7), leaving Black little choice but to capture, condemning the King in the process.

Checkmate Sequence + PGN

Here's how the Dutch Defence can lead to a Checkmate Win for White, in the Opening phase ...

[Event "Checkmate Opening - Dutch Defence (#1)"]
[Date "2012.02.01"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "13"]

1. d4 f5 {Dutch Defence} 2. h3 Nf6 3. g4 fxg4 4. hxg4 Nxg4 5. Qd3 Nf6 6. Rxh7 Rxh7 7. Qg6# 1-0

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